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Old 11-27-2003, 06:15 PM   #1
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Problems mounting samba shares

I have been unable to mount samba shares on my computer (running redhat 9) from either the samba server itself or from other windows machines on the network. However i can use Nautilus to browse the contense of the shares and also copy files to the redhat box.

I have been searching the web and tried the following commands but all just kick out errors:

 mount -t smbfs //Gateway/Music /mnt/music

 mount -t smbfs -o guest //Gateway/Music /mnt/music

 mount -t smbfs  //Gateway/Music /mnt/music -o guest

 smbmnt //Gateway/Music /mnt/music -o guest
I have also tried the IP addrress for the PC instead of "Gateway", but to no avail.

Anyone got any ideas where i am going wrong??


Old 11-27-2003, 09:36 PM   #2
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I woudl edit my smb.conf and have samba mount them on boot.

comment = Music Folder
path = /mnt/Music *make sure the folder exists
writable = yes
browseable = yes

This sounds like your Smaba Server is not properly configured - Please include a coppy of ur smb.conf file.

Another option is to use Webmin to configure ur Smaba Shares and Mounts
Old 11-28-2003, 06:04 AM   #3
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I think tornadoburn is reffering to samba shares on the local machine while you are reffering to samba shares on the remote machine. Try this:

mount -t smbfs -o username=Gateway_username,password=Gateway_passward //Gateway/Music /mnt/music

Hope this helps

Old 11-28-2003, 07:34 AM   #4
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I am at work at the moment but will give that ago when i get home.

Not sure if i explained myself clearly enough before so i will give it another go to clarify the situation.

"Gateway" is set up as the samba server. It also acts as a DHCP server for the home network and shares the internet connection. I also have a large harddisk in there that i am using to share media files and back up work from the other computers on the network. The media and backup directories are set up to be shared though Samba as guest/public accounts.

The Windows XP machines can read and write to these directories fine without being prompted for a password.

I also have another computer on the network running Red Hat (and XP as a dual boot). It is this computer called "nairnie" that i wish to mount the shares from "Gateway" in. Again it reads the files fine from XP.

When i use the Nautilus browser in Gnome i can see the shared directoris from "Gateway" (and any other machine on the network) ok, but it prompts me for a password (which it does not under Windows XP). However i can not open any of the files with out first copying them to my computer. I have been told that if i mount the shares then i can open them straight off the hosting machine (as i can under Windows XP).

It is this mounting that i am currently unable to do.



NB: I can also not mount any of the shared folder by the windows XP machine


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